The Basics

The Participatory Governance Council is the governing system at CCSF.


The Participatory Governance processes allow for effective participation of all constituent groups, including students, in matters of college governance as outlined in Title 5. The District has codified our current decision making and resource allocation processes. These processes related to planning and development of College-Wide initiatives, Board Policies, and Administrative Procedures are outlined in Roles, Responsibilities, and Processes Handbook.

Student Involvement:

Students have the opportunity to serve on District-Wide Committees and provide the student perspective on issues that directly impact their educational experience. Students interested in serving on committees are appointed by the Associated Students Executive Council. The individuals that make up the committees are CCSF administrators, classified staff, faculty, and students. The checks and balances of the participatory governance system rely heavily on the input of members from all areas of CCSF’s community. Student representatives are the voice of the student body and stand up for their best interests.


Student representatives work closely with CCSF leaders and gain valuable experiences discussing and thinking critically about the issues presented to them.

The Participatory Governance System provides a unique opportunity for students to have a real say in the policies that shape our community – from the inside out.

For more information on how to get involved, please email the Student Life & Leadership or speak with student leaders in the Associated Student Executive Council.

Please review this spreadsheet to learn about opportunities to serve on District-wide committees and task forces.

Apply to Serve on a Committee!
Are you interested in getting involved at the college? Would you like to have a say in the policies and decision-making at CCSF? Then apply today! All Participatory Governance and Academic Senate committees need students to represent the student perspective. All student appointments will be made by the Associated Students Executive Council, and are based on availability. No experience necessary!